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Would Legalizing Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Undermine the Quality of Palliative Care That Patients Receive?

  • Yes, it would create perverse incentives.

    Yes, legalizing euthanasia or physician assisted suicide would undermine the quality of palliative care that patients receive, because patients will be encouraged to think of physician assisted suicide as an option. Doctors might even have incentives to encourage suicide in order to cut down on medical costs. If the oath is to first do no harm, physicians cannot help patients with suicide.

  • No it would not.

    Legalizing euthanasia or physician assisted suicide would not undermine the quality of palliative care that patients receive. If someone on has had enough and no longer want to continue to fight cancer or what ever terminal disease they have, they should have the right to end it with assisted suicide.

  • Safeguards Must be in Place

    Specific wishes and safeguards must be in place in order for physician-assisted suicide to be done properly. Euthanasia doesn't undermine any care previously given to the patient--suicide is a last resort when all other options have failed. Euthanasia should only occur when all other palliative care has been exhausted, even with experimental treatments or treatments done in other countries.

  • Legalizing Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Would Not Undermine the Quality of Palliative Care That Patients Receive

    Legalizing Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Would Not Undermine the Quality of Palliative Care That Patients Receive. I think that these options would only be given as a last resort when all else fails and would not get in the way of the care that they get. They would only be options if the patient is suffering and not able to recover.

  • No nothing to do with care

    Legalizing assisted suicide would not have any affect on the quality of care a patient receives. The assisted suicide should be set up where the person has to be dying, in pain, and choose to be assisted. The care they receive will not have any affect if the proper protocols are followed.

  • Assisted suicide would not undermine palliative patient care.

    Assisted suicide would actually improve patient care because patients would actually have an easier way to make decisions about their care without the interference of medical professionals that might not always know the wishes of the patient or family and should simply follow the patient's stated wishes so they can die peacefully.

  • No it is a whole different situation when it allowed

    No I do not view that it would undermine anything. Even with legalizing Euthanasia it still requires years or observation and medical documentation to allow a person to choose assisted suicide and they must be approved by a doctor before they are even allowed to fill out an application. And once the application is done they still must be checked and monitored for at least a year in order to qualify. The process is very long and tiring which is why they do it so people can have a chance to change their mind, but if the suffering is to great that even the care they are given is not helping them achieve a comfortable living life style, they should be allowed to choose an alternate end.


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